End Goals: LCMS Youth Ministry

End Goals is the podcast of LCMS Youth Ministry in the Office of National Mission. LCMS Youth Ministry Staff discuss practices for healthy youth ministry and interview practitioners who provide insight for experienced and new youth leaders.

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LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Research: Young Adult Survey and Focus Groups Review

Mark and Julianna are joined by Ryan Curnutt, Senior Research Analyst at the LCMS, as they share findings from the young adult survey and focus groups.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Research: Congregational Study Review

Mark and Julianna are joined by Ryan Curnutt, Senior Research Analyst at the LCMS dive into the 2017 review with LCMS congregations, their retention, and their relationships with Millennials.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Research: How to Assess and Create Good Data

Mark and Julianna are joined by Ryan Curnutt, Senior Research Analyst at the LCMS, to talk about how to assess, acquire, and use good data to help your ministry.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – 2022 Gathering Theme Release

LCMS Youth Ministry staff, Rev. Dr. Peter Nafzger, and Sarah Salzberg discuss the process for selecting the theme and set the thematic and theological foundation found in Colossians.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – 2019 Gathering Look Back

The LCMS Youth Ministry staff is taking this chance to reflect back on how God worked through the event and what impacts are still felt today. 

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Youth Ministry Starter Pack – Engaging and Supporter Young Leaders

Mark and Julianna talk about how you can engage and support young leaders in your youth ministry and the church.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Youth Ministry Starter Pack – Developing Congregational Support

Mark and Julianna talk with Dr. Debbie Arfsten about how to develop congregational support for youth ministry.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Youth Ministry Starter Pack – Social Media

Mark and Julianna are joined by Meredith Whitefield to talk about how your youth ministry can healthfully engage and share the Gospel youth and parents on social media.  

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Youth Ministry Starter Pack – Mental Health

Mark and Julianna are joined by Deaconess Tiffany Manor to talk about supporting the mental health of youth in your congregation and community.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Youth Ministry Starter Pack – Fundraising

Mark and Julianna talk about how fundraising can be done wisely and benefit not just your youth ministry, but your congregation and community as well.